Category Archives: Music

Last Christmas – Talk In Colour live at the Waterline

Here’s a Christmas treat for you – Me and Mary from Talk In Colour playing a rather lovely version of Wham’s Last Christmas, recorded live at the wonderful Waterline in Dalston.

This was part of our Acoustic Christmas Wonderland, featuring the frankly amazing Sam Sallon and the equally awesome Al Lewis. It was just perfect – mulled wine, mince pies and gorgeous music. we’re starting a bimonthly acoustic residency at the Waterline from 27th February – be there.

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Talk In Colour in the Metro

I actually squealed out loud when I opened the Metro on the tube and saw that Talk In Colour’s new single Bones was one of the Singles Of The Week. I don’t normally get the tube, so it was a real surprise. Our Bones/Radiophonic EP is available now to download from Amazon.

Check us out, sandwiched between the Killers and Bruno Mars:

Talk In Colour - Metro Nov12

“A subtly stripped but soulful number from this London combo, finely dressed with electronics and a rootsy vocal”

 

Music on Mondays: The Waves – Villagers

Bloody loving this track right now:

It’s out at the end of October. Cannot wait.

(warning – the video is very flashy and strobey, so not good for epileptics or people who go a bit wonky with flashing lights)

New Sunday Driver video – Mechanical Angel

Check out this utterly awesome and beautiful video for Mechanical Angel by Sunday Driver, made by the lovely Gareth at Zenith Films.

Here’s a couple of sneaky behind-the-scenes pics. Chandy and I filmed our parts in front of a green screen. You’ll have to look hard to spot us in the video but we’re definitely there!

Chandy rocks the corsetry:

Chandy Nath

The harp and I enjoying our moment in the spotlight:

Kat Arney

Talk In Colour – Colliderscope, out now!

Most people will probably know about this already, because I’ve been banging on about it for weeks but the Talk In Colour album ColliderScope is out now as a digital download and real-life CDs in the actual shops, thanks to the lovely people at ShellShock Distribution:

Talk in Colour - ColliderScope

OMG! We made a thing! And it’s in the shops! Thanks to Ryan for taking the photo.

It’s a childhood dream come true for me to have a CD in the shops by one of my own bands that I helped to write, not just one I’ve played on as a session musician.

We’ve had some rave review for it already, including four stars (and a namecheck!) from David Honigman in the Financial Times:

Talk In Colour FT Review

 

Not quite sure what he means by commercial overexposure though – one remix in an online ad and the soundtrack of an indie Brit-flick doesn’t exactly make us Moby…

More lovely things about it:

“…faultless production … rich and mesmeric”   Drowned In Sound

“One of the most original, mesmerizing and enthralling acts around. Their debut album intrigues and draws you into their multi-layered sound where electronics, guitar, harp and vocals collide.”   Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)

“ColliderScope” delivers an enticing wave of experimental sound, gilded by shimmering juxtaposed shades of light and dark.”   Shout 4 Music

“… had us hooked from the very first minute”  No Fear Of Pop

Listen to the mini-mashup on Soundcloud:

It’s nearly here! Talk In Colour album ColliderScope, sneaky preview mashup thingy

Remind me to never ever try and launch two albums within two months ever again… 

The Talk In Colour album is nearly here! We’ve got the launch party at Floripa near Old Street on Wednesday, with DJ support from the wonderful Mr Dom Servini (WahWah45s) and Liam (Different Class Radio) – £5 advance tickets are still available, which get you a free copy of the album on the door.

To whet your appetite, here’s a cheeky little mashup of the entire album, ColliderScope,  squished into just over 6 minutes:

http://soundcloud.com/talk-in-colour/colliderscope-preview-mashup

The full album will be released digitally on Monday 28th May, with physical distribution to follow around the UK thanks to the lovely people at ShellShock.

My first ever remix! Rocking Horse – Talk In Colour (Magenta Disco remix)

Boom!

Thanks to Ricky Fabulous for teaching me the mysteries of Ableton…

Sunday Driver reviewed in the Financial Times!

OK, so it’s not quite the Rock’n’Roll heights I’d imagined, but we’re more than happy with a 4-star review in the FT. Hell, those people have money.

Sunday Driver FT review May2012

Music on Mondays: You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It – The Milton Keynes song

Tip of the hat to Shane Quentin and his Garden of Earthly Delights for finding this gem and sending me coursing back to my childhood and formative teenage years spent trundling round Milton Keynes shopping centre. This song is unrelentingly dreadful in its forced cheeriness, much like CMK.

Sunday Driver in the Sunday Times! “A band to watch, without question”

Totally stoked to see this review of the new Sunday Driver album The Mutiny  – out now!!! –  in the Sunday Times Culture magazine this weekend (page 35 if you’ve got it to hand).

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This was a perfect topping to an amazing couple of weeks in which we hit our Pledge campaign target, played an incredible album launch gig at Hoxton Hall, and made our debut at White Mischief at the Scala. Can I sleep now, please?